Accessibility described using Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD) – Part 4 Adopting Shlaer and Mellor Semantics

I’ve already written about my systems-led approach to accessibility research. This series of articles is designed to put a little more flesh on the bone with a detailed look at how OOA/OOD (Object Oriented Analysis and Design) can be used… Read moreAccessibility described using Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD) – Part 4 Adopting Shlaer and Mellor Semantics

Accessibility described using Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD) – Part 3 A systems approach

I’ve already written about my systems-led approach to accessibility research. This series of articles is designed to put a little more flesh on the bone with a detailed look at how OOA/OOD (Object Oriented Analysis and Design) can be used… Read moreAccessibility described using Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD) – Part 3 A systems approach

Accessibility described using Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD) – Part 2 Method Selection

Image of Fragment of a Shlaer-Mellor information model

I’ve already written about my systems-led approach to accessibility research. This series of articles is designed to put a little more flesh on the bone with a detailed look at how OOA/OOD (Object Oriented Analysis and Design) can be used… Read moreAccessibility described using Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD) – Part 2 Method Selection

Accessibility described using Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD) – Part 1 Introduction

Image of Fragment of a Shlaer-Mellor information model

I’ve already written about my systems-led approach to accessibility research. This series of articles is designed to put a little more flesh on the bone with a detailed look at how OOA/OOD (Object Oriented Analysis and Design) can be used… Read moreAccessibility described using Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD) – Part 1 Introduction

Inaccessible Web accessibility advice from the Ontario governement

The Ontario provincial government published a booklet called “Ontario Accessibility Resources” aimed at helping businesses implement inclusive work practices and accessible product design. The booklet recommends a handbook by RGD, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers: “Access-Ability: A practical handbook… Read moreInaccessible Web accessibility advice from the Ontario governement

Microsoft updates Office for accessibility – new templates, ALT tags, introduces machine learning

On December 2, 2016, Microsoft announced on their Mechanics blog upcoming changes to the Office suite of programs to improve accessibility of content created using Office. Embedded within the blog is a video demoing the changes. For convenience, I’ve embedded… Read moreMicrosoft updates Office for accessibility – new templates, ALT tags, introduces machine learning

Canadian government support for United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Canadian government news release

On December 1 2016, the Canadian Government declared their support for the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and announced a consultation exercise with the Canadian provincial governments and Indigenous governments into… Read moreCanadian government support for United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Scoping and structuring my accessibility research

These days I’m the Library Web Developer at CNIB, but this role follows on from a decade or more in academic research based on design for accessibility. This blog post is designed to give an introduction to how I became… Read moreScoping and structuring my accessibility research

Accessible text input using TUP text prediction

1. TUP TUP (Transparent User guided Prediction), is a technique developed in 2006 by Morten Proschowsky, Nette Schultz, and Niels Ebbe Jacobsen. It was aimed at improving the text entry rate on touch sensitive wheels. Remember that 2006 is the year… Read moreAccessible text input using TUP text prediction